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[ISN] 38 Oracle security patches coming next week


By Robert McMillan
October 16, 2009
IDG News Service 

After a record-setting week of Microsoft and Adobe security patches, 
Oracle is gearing up for a major update of its own next week.

Next Tuesday, the database vendor will release its quarterly Critical 
Patch Update, which "contains 38 security vulnerability fixes across 
hundreds of Oracle products," according to an advance notification 
posted to Oracle's Web site.

As usual, Oracle's most-patched product next week will be its flagship 
database, which will get 16 bug fixes. Six of these flaws may be 
exploitable over a network without any type of authentication, Oracle 

Also in the mix are eight fixes for the company's E-Business Suite, 
three for Oracle Application Server and one for the Industry 
Applications Products Suite.

Patches are also planned for Oracle's BEA, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards 


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